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by Sparky508
14 Nov 2019, 12:35
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Jon Boat Downrigger Mounts
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Jon Boat Downrigger Mounts

That's the only hang up I have with them, but the trade off is so much better in my opinion. I really like then as we fish alot for Kokannee and smaller fish. So nice not to drag around a fish all day.
by Sparky508
13 Nov 2019, 08:34
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Float pods , hinged
Replies: 36
Views: 2353

Float pods , hinged

Churak wrote:
12 Nov 2019, 22:45
Evening Sparky, have loved following this thread and watching the project progress so far!
Thank you sir!

That is a brilliant solution, I think I may have those materials, or enough around to crank that up!!
by Sparky508
13 Nov 2019, 08:29
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Jon Boat Downrigger Mounts
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Jon Boat Downrigger Mounts

The angle on the inside was so I could connect the eye bolt of the turnbuckle to the plate. The Chamberlain releases, I cant say enough about. They crank down on one side so you can load up the pole and set light enough on the other side so small fish will still release em. Or crank em up if you lik...
by Sparky508
10 Nov 2019, 20:54
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Float pods , hinged
Replies: 36
Views: 2353

Float pods , hinged

So my first attempt to deal with this is going be that gutter foam filter stuff. It would squish between the pod and boat when the gap closes. gutterstuff-gutter-guards-strainers-gs-k5-span-64_1000.jpg I reckon it will arrest the splash, but I wonder, will it have any affect on the drag? Its porosit...
by Sparky508
10 Nov 2019, 17:42
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Float pods , hinged
Replies: 36
Views: 2353

Float pods , hinged

richg99 wrote:
10 Nov 2019, 17:34
As far as set back and prop height, the rule around here is for every two inches of setback, you can raise the engine one inch.
So if I'm already low, I can go up a country mile right?
by Sparky508
10 Nov 2019, 15:48
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Float pods , hinged
Replies: 36
Views: 2353

Float pods , hinged

Actually I think both of those images the pods are flooded. Seem to be missing lots of pictures from this morning.
by Sparky508
10 Nov 2019, 15:46
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Float pods , hinged
Replies: 36
Views: 2353

Float pods , hinged

Got her out today, splash between transom and pods is significant, so I'll have to do something about that. Seems to cost about 1-2mph. Screenshot_20191110-110726_Photos.jpg They do float the boat, however. Here I have 2 5 gallon buckets on the pods, 1 bucket in the boat, and 20 gallons of water dum...
by Sparky508
09 Nov 2019, 19:17
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Jon Boat Downrigger Mounts
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Jon Boat Downrigger Mounts

Weather was to nasty today to get she who must be obeyed to give me a hand testing my new float pods, so I upgraded and rebuilt my downrigger mounts. 20191109_123145.jpg 20191109_123619.jpg 20191109_142026.jpg Lost a total of 10 pounds by rebuilding the mounts with AL. I can move em up and down the ...
by Sparky508
05 Nov 2019, 10:18
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Float pods , hinged
Replies: 36
Views: 2353

Float pods , hinged

Hoping to get it in the water this coming weekend. I still have my small outboard on there now, so if there's any drag it will likely show up dramatically. Going to try an simulate the extra weight of a larger motor by hanging buckets of lead bars off of her. See how much squat or lack of that's pre...
by Sparky508
27 Oct 2019, 21:13
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Float pods , hinged
Replies: 36
Views: 2353

Float pods , hinged

I cant see a need to drop em like that, other then to drain em. Might be nice when I'm trolling alone, definitely keep my trolling motors prop in the water.
by Sparky508
27 Oct 2019, 19:26
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Float pods , hinged
Replies: 36
Views: 2353

Float pods , hinged

Got the hinges and actuators all mounted up. Here's more pictures showing the positions at each end. Need to get them wired into their switches yet and seal up the access covers. Takes about 10 seconds to adjust from one extreme to the other.
by Sparky508
21 Oct 2019, 10:02
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Float pods , hinged
Replies: 36
Views: 2353

Float pods , hinged

Hinges are on the bottom of the pods, mounting to the angle in the picks, which is near flush to the hull. Or will be when they get here...... it's the gap on the side of the pod that I was initially concerned about. The bottom will be relatively smooth in the waterline. Once I get the hinges and ac...
by Sparky508
20 Oct 2019, 15:56
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Float pods , hinged
Replies: 36
Views: 2353

Float pods , hinged

Got a little more done. Just need that damned hinge!
by Sparky508
19 Oct 2019, 17:34
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Float pods , hinged
Replies: 36
Views: 2353

Float pods , hinged

After much hand wringing, I managed to get the access holes and covers done today. At a stopping point until my hinge gets here. ( Ended up with a steel one instead of an AL hinge.) The access covers really stiffen up the top. It will also be where I mount the lower end of the actuators to the pods....
by Sparky508
13 Oct 2019, 20:46
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Float pods , hinged
Replies: 36
Views: 2353

Float pods , hinged

Yes sir exactly! Like trim tabs that provide flotation. The guy who I saw do this had a larger boat, never did see how it worked out. My concern though is will that gap between the side of the hull and the pod cause any issue? This is the pod and its lower position so not at speed, but even up it wo...